Former Bachelor Charlie O'Connell has a new girlfriend, he tells UsMagazine.com exclusively.
O'Connell - the brother of actor Jerry O’Connell and star of the ABC show's seventh season - has been seeing spa director Courtney Buntin Victor.
He tells Us they met about two months ago in San Antonio.
"We ran into each other at a party and stayed up all night talking," says O'Connell, 35, who split from Sarah Brice (whom he chose on The Bachelor) this past April.
Though the relationship is long distance (he's mostly in NYC; she's in Savannah, Ga.), he tells Us, "We've been bouncing back and forth. It's going great. It's refreshing to be dating again."
What does he love most about his new lady?
"Her personality!" he gushes. "She's fun to be around and everyone likes her. She's real sweet, she talks to everyone."
She's even met his folks! “We played Monopoly the other night, and she made one of the worst decisions that made my dad win," says O'Connell. "My dad appreciated it."
O'Connell says he plans to visit her down south soon.
Says the smitten reality star, "I can’t wait – as long as it's not 106 degrees! We’re taking it one trip at a time."